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Why isn't JACOB'S LADDER better known than it is? It's director Adrian Lyne's best film, Tim Robbins' first starring role, secretly way more influential than you know, and one of the few Hollywood movies to avoid flinching at the implications its psychological horror implies. Besides that, it has has Biblical allegories, military testing of psychoactive drugs, and is one of the few films to sustain a commitment to dream logic through its entirety. In this episode, Renan and Bill unpack its possible meanings, its long gestation period from page to screen, how it relates to movies like The Sixth Sense and video games like Silent Hill, and what to make of the upcoming remake. Oh, and by the way, what happened to Tim Robbins' film career? Film links: Wikipedia IMDb Roger Ebert review Jacob's Ladder Biblical story on Wikipedia An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate (BZ) on Wikipedia "Rabbit in Your Headlights" music video  Show links: Rate us on iTu